During the spring seasons of 2018 and 2019, Joshua Tree National Park will be piloting a free shuttle service, the RoadRunner Shuttle bus. This service runs throughout the day throughout the northern section of the park. During the two year trial period, all entrance fees are waived for park entrance for shuttle riders. This means that shuttle riders can get into the park for free!
The last day to ride the RoadRunner Shuttle bus this season is Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th, 2018.
Shuttle Bus MapBuses enter the park from the towns of Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms and travel through the northern section of the park.
Where to Start Your Trip and Park Your Car
In Joshua TreeBus stop
Corner of Highway 62 and Park Boulevard in front of the Joshua Tree Saloon (southeast corner of the intersection). Look for the Morongo Basin Transit Authority bus stop shelter.
Parking is located in the large dirt parking lot across the street from the Joshua Tree Visitor Center.
In Twentynine PalmsBus stops
Parking is available near the stop on Encelia Drive and at the Twentynine Palms Transit Center. All-day street parking is available near the Oasis Visitor Center stop.
Shuttle Bus Schedule
The following times are approximate. Buses may be delayed by traffic.
Eastbound: Joshua Tree to Twentynine Palms
Westbound: Twentynine Palms to Joshua Tree
What to bring
What to know before you go
Last updated: May 4, 2018